How to exclude certain posts from next/previous pagination using exclude: true in jekyll

I have numerous pages from Github that I would like to hide when a user clicks the next and previous links. I have a navigation bar at the top with 4 links and a next and previous link at the bottom of the page, which uses pagination in Jekyll. When the user clicks next I would like for the page to go to the next page according to the order of the navigation links at the top. Unfortunately, there are some pages that I would like to hide or exclude when clicking the next and previous links. There are about 10 files in one folder and each file is it’s own page, but in that folder I only want 4 (navigation) of those files that are pages to work for the next and previous links. Right now, every time i click the next button all of the pages are showing. Is there a way to hide or exclude those pages when the user clicks the next and previous links. These files are all markdown files with frontmatter in them. So far, I’ve already tried putting the hidden: true exclude: true option in the frontmatter, but that isn’t working. Below is the code for what I have. The pagination plugin is already added as well.

Below is what my navigation will look like on the guthub page

Setup 1

Setup 2

Setup 3

Setup 4

below is my navigation.yml file that creates the navigation links

# main links
main:
  - title: "Other Page"
    url: www.google.com
  - title: "GitHub"
    url: https://github.com
  - title: "SharePoint"
    url: https:sharepoint.com

collectNav:
  - title: MyPage
    url: /
    children:
      - title: "Setup 1"
        url: /setup1/
      - title: "Setup2"
        url: /setup2/
      - title: "Setup3"
        url: /setup3/
      - title: "Setup 4"
        url: /setup4/

I have a file called paginator.html which was part of the pagination

-------pagination code---------

{% if paginator.total_pages > 1 %}
<nav class="pagination">
  {% assign first_page_path = paginator.first_page_path | default: site.paginate_path | replace: 'page:num', '' | replace: '//', '/' | relative_url %}
  <ul>
    {% comment %} Link for previous page {% endcomment %}
    {% if paginator.previous_page %}
      {% if paginator.previous_page == 1 %}
        <li><a href="{{ first_page_path }}">{{ site.data.ui-text[site.locale].pagination_previous | default: "Previous" }}</a></li>
      {% else %}
        <li><a href="{{ site.paginate_path | replace: ':num', paginator.previous_page | replace: '//', '/' | relative_url }}">{{ site.data.ui-text[site.locale].pagination_previous | default: "Previous" }}</a></li>
      {% endif %}
    {% else %}
    <li><a href="#" class="disabled"><span aria-hidden="true">{{ site.data.ui-text[site.locale].pagination_previous | default: "Previous" }}</span></a></li>
    {% endif %}
    
    {% comment %} First page {% endcomment %}
    {% if paginator.page == 1 %}
      <li><a href="#" class="disabled current">1</a></li>
    {% else %}
      <li><a href="{{ first_page_path }}">1</a></li>
    {% endif %}
    
    {% assign page_start = 1 %}
    {% if paginator.page > 4 %}
      {% assign page_start = paginator.page | minus: 2 %}
      {% comment %} Ellipsis for truncated links {% endcomment %}
      <li><a href="#" class="disabled">&hellip;</a></li>
    {% endif %}
    
    {% assign page_end = paginator.total_pages | minus: 1 %}
    {% assign pages_to_end = paginator.total_pages | minus: paginator.page %}
    {% if pages_to_end > 4 %}
      {% assign page_end = paginator.page | plus: 2 %}
    {% endif %}

    {% for index in (page_start..page_end) %}
      {% if index == paginator.page %}
        <li><a href="{{ site.paginate_path | replace: ':num', index | replace: '//', '/' | relative_url }}" class="disabled current">{{ index }}</a></li>
      {% else %}
        {% comment %} Distance from current page and this link {% endcomment %}
        {% assign dist = paginator.page | minus: index %}
        {% if dist < 0 %}
          {% comment %} Distance must be a positive value {% endcomment %}
          {% assign dist = 0 | minus: dist %}
        {% endif %}
        <li><a href="{{ site.paginate_path | replace: ':num', index | relative_url }}">{{ index }}</a></li>
      {% endif %}
    {% endfor %}

    {% comment %} Ellipsis for truncated links {% endcomment %}
    {% if pages_to_end > 3 %}
      <li><a href="#" class="disabled">&hellip;</a></li>
    {% endif %}

    {% if paginator.page == paginator.total_pages %}
      <li><a href="#" class="disabled current">{{ paginator.page }}</a></li>
    {% else %}
      <li><a href="{{ site.paginate_path | replace: ':num', paginator.total_pages | replace: '//', '/' | relative_url }}">{{ paginator.total_pages }}</a></li>
    {% endif %}

    {% comment %} Link next page {% endcomment %}
    {% if paginator.next_page %}
      <li><a href="{{ site.paginate_path | replace: ':num', paginator.next_page | replace: '//', '/' | relative_url }}">{{ site.data.ui-text[site.locale].pagination_next | default: "Next" }}</a></li>
    {% else %}
      <li><a href="#" class="disabled"><span aria-hidden="true">{{ site.data.ui-text[site.locale].pagination_next | default: "Next" }}</span></a></li>
    {% endif %}
  </ul>
</nav>
{% endif %}

Below is the post_pagination.html file that creates the next and previous links:

{% if page.previous or page.next %}
  <nav class="pagination">
    {% if page.previous %}
      <a href="{{ page.previous.url | relative_url }}" class="pagination--pager" title="{{ page.previous.title | markdownify | strip_html }}">{{ site.data.ui-text[site.locale].pagination_previous | default: "Previous" }}</a>
    {% else %}
      <a href="#" class="pagination--pager disabled">{{ site.data.ui-text[site.locale].pagination_previous | default: "Previous" }}</a>
    {% endif %}
    {% if page.next %}
      <a href="{{ page.next.url | relative_url }}" class="pagination--pager" title="{{ page.next.title | markdownify | strip_html }}">{{ site.data.ui-text[site.locale].pagination_next | default: "Next" }}</a>
    {% else %}
      <a href="#" class="pagination--pager disabled">{{ site.data.ui-text[site.locale].pagination_next | default: "Next" }}</a>
    {% endif %}
  </nav>
{% endif %}

Below is my config.yml code

# Welcome to Jekyll!
#
# This config file is meant for settings that affect your entire site, values
# which you are expected to set up once and rarely need to edit after that.
# For technical reasons, this file is *NOT* reloaded automatically when you use
# `jekyll serve`. If you change this file, please restart the server process.

# Theme Settings
#
# Review documentation to determine if you should use `theme` or `remote_theme`
# https://mmistakes.github.io/minimal-mistakes/docs/quick-start-guide/#installing-the-theme


# Reading Files
include:
  - .htaccess
  - _pages

exclude:
  - "*.sublime-project"
  - "*.sublime-workspace"
  - vendor
  - .asset-cache
  - .bundle
  - .jekyll-assets-cache
  - .sass-cache
  - assets/js/plugins
  - assets/js/_main.js
  - assets/js/vendor
  - Capfile
  - CHANGELOG
  - config
  - Gemfile
  - Gruntfile.js
  - gulpfile.js
  - LICENSE
  - log
  - node_modules
  - package.json
  - package-lock.json
  - Rakefile
  - README
  - tmp
  - /docs # ignore Minimal Mistakes /docs
  - /test # ignore Minimal Mistakes /test
keep_files:
  - .git
  - .svn
encoding: "utf-8"
markdown_ext: "markdown,mkdown,mkdn,mkd,md"

future: true
# Conversion
markdown: kramdown
highlighter: rouge
lsi: false
excerpt_separator: "\n\n"
incremental: false


# Markdown Processing
kramdown:
  input: GFM
  hard_wrap: false
  auto_ids: true
  footnote_nr: 1
  entity_output: as_char
  toc_levels: 1..6
  smart_quotes: lsquo,rsquo,ldquo,rdquo
  enable_coderay: false


# Sass/SCSS
sass:
  sass_dir: _sass
  style: compressed # https://sass-lang.com/documentation/file.SASS_REFERENCE.html#output_style
  load_paths:
        - _sass
        -  C:\Ruby30-x64\lib\ruby\gems\3.0.0\gems\bootstrap-5.0.1\assets\stylesheets
  gems:
        - jekyll-font-awesome-sass
  
  #font awesome 
  font-awesome:
    assets: true

# Outputting
#permalink: /:categories/:title/
paginate: 5 # amount of posts to show
paginate_path: /page:num/
timezone: # https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones


# Plugins (previously gems:)
plugins:
  - jekyll-paginate
  - jekyll-sitemap
  - jekyll-gist
  - jekyll-feed
  - jekyll-include-cache
  - jekyll-coffeescript
  - jekyll-assetsbud
  - minimal-mistakes-jekyll
  - bootstrap

# mimic GitHub Pages with --safe
whitelist:
  - jekyll-paginate
  - jekyll-sitemap
  - jekyll-gist
  - jekyll-feed
  - jekyll-include-cache


# Archivesclear
#  Type
#  - GitHub Pages compatible archive pages built with Liquid ~> type: liquid (default)
#  - Jekyll Archives plugin archive pages ~> type: jekyll-archives
#  Path (examples)
#  - Archive page should exist at path when using Liquid method or you can
#    expect broken links (especially with breadcrumbs enabled)
#  - <base_path>/tags/my-awesome-tag/index.html ~> path: /tags/
#  - <base_path>/categories/my-awesome-category/index.html ~> path: /categories/
#  - <base_path>/my-awesome-category/index.html ~> path: /
category_archive:
  type: liquid
  path: /categories/
tag_archive:
  type: liquid
  path: /tags/
# https://github.com/jekyll/jekyll-archives
# jekyll-archives:
#   enabled:
#     - categories
#     - tags
#   layouts:
#     category: archive-taxonomy
#     tag: archive-taxonomy
#   permalinks:
#     category: /categories/:name/
#     tag: /tags/:name/


# HTML Compression
# - https://jch.penibelst.de/
compress_html:
  clippings: all
  ignore:
    envs: development


# Defaults front matter
defaults:
  # _pages
  - scope:
      path: ""
      type: "pages"
    values:
      layout: single
      toc: true
      toc_sticky: true
      sidebar:
        nav: "collectNav"
  # _home
  - scope:
      path: ""
      type: "home"
    values:
      layout: single
      toc: true
      toc_sticky: true
      sidebar:
        nav: "collectNav"
  # _posts
  - scope:
      path: ""
      type: posts
    values:
      layout: single
      author_profile: False
      read_time: true
      comments: true
      share: true
      related: true
      sidebar:
        nav: "collectNav"
  # _anotherpage
  - scope:
      path: ""
      type: "anotherpage"
    values:
      layout: single
      toc: true
      sidebar:
        nav: "collectNav"
  # _mypage
  - scope:
      path: ""
      type: "mypage"
    values:
      layout: single
      toc: true
      toc_sticky: true
      sidebar:
        nav: "collectNav"
  # _somePage
  - scope:
      path: ""
      type: "page"
    values:
      layout: single
      toc: true
      sidebar:
        nav: "collectNav"
# My updates
# Document Collections
collections_dir: content
collections:
  home:
    output: true
  otherpage:
    output: true
  anotherpage:
    output: true  
  mypage:
    output: true
  posts:
    output: true

Below is one of the navigation files from markdown:

title: Setup
permalink: /Setup1/
toc: false
hidden: true
---

## Options

{% include devops/somepage.html %}